If you lived outside of Japan, then you probably missed out on Namco's Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster. Released in 1987, the arcade game featured a female protagonist, which was pretty rare at the time. Now, 27 years later, it comes to American shores for the first time and M.O.J.O. is the perfect platform to play it on.
"With the same Tegra 4 chip at the heart of the SHIELD, you would expect the MOJO to be a potent gaming device. You'd be right, as Mad Catz's Android effort delivers an excellent image to any TV I tried, and games ran at excellent frame rates... So, there's no denying the MOJO has the required horsepower to chew through any game thrown at it, and the connectivity to belong behind your TV."
"Being able to easily relive games of my youth on my TV was one of the more enjoyable things I did with the MOJO, and finding an enjoyable emulator experience is something I've always struggled with personally."
"One area in which I really enjoyed using the MOJO outside of gaming was streaming media. Much like other Android boxes, Plex is supported here and it works great for those that already have plex setup in the house. As a UK resident, BBC's iPlayer is top of my list and the results were good, but Netflix was even better. It's a great little box for streaming media either from online sources or from another device in your own home."
- March 30, 2014
"We threw everything at this console game-wise, from low resource needing games like Angry Birds to the most demanding games for Android we could find. The result? Everything ran perfectly well. There was no lag involved, no performance issues, nadda. Hell the console boots up faster than a majority of Android phones available."
"Usually if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Fortunately that isn't the case here."
"The Mad Catz M.O.J.O. console is a solidly built well performing micro-console that has the best hardware"
"Setting the console up and getting to play games fast is a definite bonus, mainly thanks to the console running stock Android instead of a custom version of Android. There is plenty of flexibility available with how you use the console - rooted or not."
- March 12, 2014
"The most power-hungry games run smoothly on the device and retro gaming is fantastic fun"
"It's clear the controller itself builds upon Mad Catz's considerable experience in the area, with great-feeling analogue sticks and reassuring, clicky buttons"
"The two main things the M.O.J.O. is going to be used for – gaming and media playback – really are great"
"It's hard to think of how the main unit itself could be improved on. It's compact and good looking, worthy of a spot under your TV, and has all the appropriate specifications you'd expect for a device of this type."
"Riptide GP for example runs brilliantly on the M.O.J.O., with smooth gameplay and stunning graphics that really showcase the potential of the system. Sonic the Hedgehog is a retro classic that works perfectly with the gamepad."
"Alongside gaming, media playback will probably be the main use of the M.O.J.O., and thankfully for this the device excels…with the powerful processor and dual band WiFi / Ethernet connectivity, the M.O.J.O. is the best device I've used for playing back content from my Plex server, as well as online streaming services."
- January 31, 2014
"For the impatient, The M.O.J.O is a small Android gaming console with PC capacities. Made up of two completely separate, high-end mobile devices. But when put together it's pure genius and revolutionary!"
"The M.O.J.O. might be a micro-console but there's nothing micro about it's hardware or it's philosophy! - It's MASSIVE!"
"The M.O.J.O. is revolutionary if used to it's fullest capabilities which provides a unique gaming experience: Seamlessly gaming between micro-console, mobile(no C.T.R.L.R) and hand-held(mobile with C.T.R.L.R), at an affordable price. It's defiantly a game changer, more so then the Ouya ever hoped to be."
- December 16, 2013